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RALEIGH, N.C. — Conde Naste Traveler, a leading travel website, has named Raleigh-Durham International airport the ninth best airport in the U.S., according to a November 24 article.

The award is part of its Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers rank airports according to a variety of factors.

The ranking cites RDU’s major upgrades in recent years, short walking distances to gates and plentiful shopping. Also noted is the proximity of RDU to several major highways.

“We are thankful and honored by the readers of Conde Naste Traveler for naming us one of the best airports in the U.S.,” said Teresa Damiano, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority vice-president of communications and community affairs. “We are committed to providing our customers with a world –class experience through our award-winning facilities and services. We are grateful to our customers for their patronage and confidence in RDU.”

The other airports in the article include Indianapolis, Tampa, Portland, Providence and Austin, among others.